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Frequently Asked Blue Light Therapy Questions

by Andres Jimenez | April 23, 2022

What Is Blue Light Therapy?

Blue light therapy is a type of light therapy that uses blue light instead of red light. Blue light has been shown to be effective in treating acne, but it can also be used to treat other conditions. Blue light therapy is sometimes used in combination with red light therapy.

What Are The Benefits of Blue Light Therapy?

Blue light therapy has a number of benefits. It can be used to treat acne, wrinkles, and fine lines. It can also help to improve the appearance of scars. Blue light therapy is also said to boost collagen production and increase cell turnover.

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Is Blue Light Therapy Safe?

Blue light therapy has been reported safe when performed by a qualified dermatologist. In rare cases, you may experience temporary side effects like skin redness. Always consult a doctor before undergoing any type of treatment. Blue light therapy is not recommended for pregnant women or people who are taking certain medications that make your skin sensitive to light. 

Is Blue Light Therapy Safe During Pregnancy?

Blue light therapy is not recommended for pregnant women. Blue light may cause birth defects in developing babies, so it's best to avoid this type of treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnant women should avoid using blue light therapy should not be used on the face, neck or hands.

Can Blue Light Therapy Make Acne Worse?

Blue light therapy can improve the appearance of blemishes and acne. For example, blue light therapy works by targeting the bacteria that causes acne. Once exposed to blue light, the bacteria that causes acne is killed. Solawave's Bye Acne device reduces the severity of breakouts and moderate acne.

Is blue light a laser?

No, blue light is not a laser. At-home blue light therapy uses a safe blue-colored light to kill bacteria that can cause acne. The light penetrates the skin and targets the bacteria that causes acne. Blue light therapy is an FDA-cleared treatment for acne and has been shown to be safe and effective. Solawave's Bye Acne device leverages FDA cleared blue and red light therapy to effectively reduce mild to moderate acne.

Can Blue Light Therapy Cause Dark Spots?

Blue light therapy can actually help to improve the appearance of dark spots on the skin. The therapy works by targeting the melanin in the skin, which is what gives skin its color. When blue light hits the melanin, it breaks it up and makes it less visible.

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Can You Use Blue Light Therapy With Retinol?

Yes, you can use blue light therapy with retinol. This combination can help to reduce the inflammation and redness associated with Rosacea. It can also help to prevent future flare-ups. Blue light and retinol can be used together to treat a variety of skin conditions.

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